Manchester City and England forward Raheem Sterling named FWA Footballer of the Year after winning PFA Young Player award


Manchester City and England forward Raheem Sterling named FWA Footballer of the Year after winning PFA Young Player award

Manchester City and England forward Raheem Sterling has been named Football Writers’ Association Footballer of the Year the day after picking up the PFA’s Young Player award.

Sterling has enjoyed a fine season for Pep Guardiola’s title chasers, with his 17 Premier League goals and 12 assists firing City to within two games of winning successive league championships.

Raheem Sterling is widely regarded as one of the Premier League’s best, and most important, players

He has also emerged as a key figure in football’s fight against racism, highlighting the bias against black footballers in the wake of being racially abused during a visit to Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge home last December.

The former Liverpool forward, 24, becomes the fourth Manchester City player to win the FWA award, after Don Revie in 1954/55, Bert Trautmann the following season, and Tony Book, who shared the award with Derby’s Dave Mackay in 1968/69.